Ryan Buchter Belongs in Discussion as a Top Lefty Trade Target

July 9, 2017

When Padres left-handed relievers are brought up in trade conversations, almost always the subject is Brad Hand. Perhaps there is another lefty in the Padres’ bullpen that deserves some attention? Ryan Buchter was a breakout relief star for the Padres after signing as a free agent last season, posting surprising numbers (63.0 IP, 78 SO, 1.032 WHIP, 11.1 SO/9, 2.86 ERA). This season, Buchter has posted impressive numbers once again…

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Where in the World is Carter Capps?

June 25, 2017

Carter Capps was acquired in the Andrew Cashner deal along with Josh Naylor and Jarred Cosart on July 26 of last year. He is well-known for his funky pitching motion, which has led to many heated debates on its legality. Capps had been a breakout star out of the bullpen for the Marlins in 2015 with his controversial delivery. In 31 innings, he had a 1.16 ERA, with 58 strikeouts…

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